May 6, 2020
• A close look at the state of the beef packing industry, which is under extreme duress from the closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak
• Agricultural news headlines
• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”
00:01:30 – Meat Processing, Supply and COVID-19: K-State livestock economists Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor take a close look at the state of the beef packing industry, which is under extreme duress from the closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak: specifically, they respond to questions that have arisen about the structure of the packing sector, and whether packer concentration is contributing to the interruption in overall meat supply flow.
00:12:50 – Meat Processing, Supply and COVID-19 (Part 2): K-State livestock economists Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor take a close look at the state of the beef packing industry...here, they comment on how the disruptions relate to market price discovery as it affects livestock sellers.
00:24:12 – Ag News: A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:16 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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